And to keep it pool related... I've been watching...
The most common 8 ball shot by us hacks out there... is something pretty close to what you see in the diagram.
A lot of racks the 8 ball barely moves, then towards the end of the rack the player will either under hit it trying for the corner pocket leave but end up leaving a straight shot into the rail.... or over hit it trying to leave a shot for the corner... and end up with the same crap as before.
Either way... screwed.
So get out there... pay attention... and then get yourself familiar with this shot, it comes up more than you think... and WAY more than we want.
Depends on the angle... but the scratch shot is always avoidable with a little top or bottom.
Personally.... the bank is the most risk... but it's most playable, depending on the table.